PROCESS NOW CLOSED.
Number of vacancies: 1
We are looking for one or two fellows interested in working in clinical and translational research in our Phase I program. The fellow will be in charge of patients and clinical trials in Early Drug Development. The candidate will be mentored by a Senior consultant in Early Drug Development and will get involved in clinical trials, molecular prescreening, and translational projects of the UITM. Development of Investigator-initiated trials and projects will be highly encouraged, as well as involvement in collaborative research with the different VHIO’s labs.
Fellowship will last 1 or 2 years based on previous fellow’s experience, but the contract may be extended later on according to professional merits. Selection of candidates will happen between October-December 2017 with the idea of incorporating the fellow no later than January 2018.
Requirements (degree, experience, additional training):
The fellow needs to be board certified for medical oncology. The main focus of the Molecular Therapy Research Unit (Unitat de Investigació en Teràpia Molecular, UITM) is Early Drug Development of targeted therapies so this subject should be of special interest to the fellow. Prior experience in Clinical Research will be an added value. Since the fellow will deal with patients treated in Phase I trials, the ability to communicate in Spanish is necessary for the fellowship. English is needed for communication with sponsor and investigators.
Selection of candidates
· Curriculum vitae
· Letter of motivation
The candidates should send the application to RRHH (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Vall d´Hebron University Hospital (HUVH) is one of the largest hospitals in Spain. The Department of Medical Oncology works on providing patient care and on cutting-edge scientific clinical and basic research, with a clear focus on Translational Oncology. The interaction between Clinical Research and Lab research stimulates the development of new clinical and research opportunities.
At the Department of Medical Oncology of HUVH both basic and clinical researchers share a vision on Translational Oncology. Within the Department of Medical Oncology (headed by Dr. Josep Tabernero), the Molecular Therapy Research Unit (UITM) performs early clinical studies (phase I trials) with novel therapeutics. The main focus of the UITM is the translation of novel targeted therapies strategies intoclinical testing: first-in-human trials, novel combinations of targeted therapies and biomarker-driven studies are the main areas of study. Historically, the phase I program of VHIO/ HUVH has steadily grow in recognition, and now, with the new facilities at UITM, it has become one of the largest in dedicated space, trials and recruitment in Europe.
UITM is a dedicated unit for Phase I trials within the department of Medical Oncology. At VHIO/ HUVH, we have strong collaborations with the different tumour-specific units (Breast cancer, GI cancer, etc.), translational research laboratories, Molecular Pathology, etc. Appart from the expertise in Drug Development and clinical trials design, we are involved in biomarker development (CTC, Pharmacodynamics, etc.), patient-derived xenografts, and molecular analysis of tumours for treatment selection. Crucial facilities for translational research are available, with groups focused in cancer-stem cells, cell-signaling, resistance to targeted therapies, Genomics, and Molecular Pathology.
Where to apply::RRHH – email@example.com